BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin and Colby will meet for the 199th and 200th times this weekend in the longest-running rivalry in small-college ice hockey.
The rivalry was featured on the New York Times' Slap Shot Blog in advance of Friday's contest at Bowdoin's Watson Arena.
Tickets for the game are gone, but fans can follow all of the action live on the web tonight as the men's game will be webcast live from Brunswick and the women's game live from Waterville. Both matches start at 7:00 pm.
Some stats on the all-time series:
- Friday will be the 199th meeting. Saturday will be game 200
- It is the longest-running rivalry in Division III by a sizable margin. No other rivalry exceeds 160 games
- First game was in 1922 (a 2-1 Colby win)
- Bowdoin leads the all-time series 103-87-8
- Since moving indoors (Dayton Arena) in 1959, Bowdoin is 41-14-3 in Brunswick against the Mules.
- Bowdoin was 8-6-1 against Colby in ECAC Tournament play (pre-2000)
- Bowdoin is 2-0 against Colby in NESCAC Tournament play (post-2000)
- The Polar Bears are 5-1 in the last six meetings between the schools
- Five of the last six regular-season meetings have been decided by one goal or fewer.
In honor of Bowdoin student Peter Schuh '96, who passed away in the summer of 1994, the MVP of the Bowdoin-Colby game in Brunswick has received the Peter Schuh Memorial Trophy every year since. Past recipients are listed below.